On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 18:06:37 +1000, Persifor wrote:
> Stephen Oakes <soakes1@XXXbigpond.net.au> wrote:
>> "Persifor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote...
>> >> >> Now do you have ANY information that he actually is a terrorist?
>> >> >If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and hangs out with
>> >> >ducks ....
>> >> Then it's a duck! My God! How was I so blind!
>> > Not blind. Just very poorly educated.
>> ha ha.
>> Now. What evidence do you have that he walked and talked like a duck?
>> (Apart from politicians crapping on and our ever-vigilant media lapping
>> it all up.)
>> Stephen Oakes
> Oh dear!
> Another one.
Another one what?
You can't keep calling people names every time they call you on how
wrong you are.
It's like this. You are protected by the rule of law. The rule of law
and its attendant lack of arbitrariness make it possible for you to
live under the relative freedom to make the kind of glib, ignorant
statements that you do. Clearly it was bequeathed to you by people
with greater vision and a better understanding of what's important
than you posess. The rule of law applies to everyone, not just people
you approve of. If that were not the case, it would not be the rule of
law, it would just be the abtitrariness of those in power helping
their friends and punishing their enemies like they've been doing for
thousands of years. You want to go back to that? (Rhetorical